I took a little departure from my “Bunco Week” yesterday to discuss cultivating good manners for your kids, but on Monday I shared my revamped outdoor chandelier and no-sew cord cover and on Tuesday I shared my wine bottles turned water carafes. Today…?
Personalized Wine Charms.
Last year when it was my turn to host bunco, I made all of my bunco friends a personalized etched wine glass that they got to take home with them. Since everyone’s wine glass is at home, this time I thought I would make wine charms that we can keep in the group’s “Bunco Box”.
(And? Plaid sent me some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic a few months back and I have been dying to try it. Now I am in love with it.)
Here’s how I made these:
1. I used jewelry forms for the base. I am not a jewelry maker, so I may be wrong, but I think these were meant to be used for a bracelet, but the were just the right size.
2. I used my Cricut to cut out circles.
3. Brush a little glue or Mod Podge into the jewelry form and press the circle in so that it is firmly adhered.
4. Also using the Cricut, I cut out my friends’ initials. (I was going to do capital letters, but they weren’t fitting well, so I switched to lower case.)
When all the letters were cut out, I brushed a bit of glue on them and placed them in the circles with tweezers. (Tweezers and Granny Glasses became my best friends during this project.)
Next, the Dimensional Magic. I love this stuff!
I worked on an old cookie sheet because the Dimensional Magic needs to set and cure for 24 hours. Holding the bottle at an angle, slowly squeeze and the Magic flows onto the tops of the charms. When dry, they will look like they are under glass.
I added a jump ring and a bead…
Place the charm on a simple earring hoop and we’re all set.
I love how they turned out!
Have you tried this stuff? What did you think?